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‘Fortnite‘ Ice Storm event blankets the map in snow

Fortnite has had its share of map-changing events, but its latest might be the most conspicuous to date. Epic kicked off its Ice Storm event on January 19th through an in-game spectacle where the mysterious ice sphere (added with the recent 7.20 pat...

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Chevy made a full-size Silverado truck out of Lego bricks

Hey, Bugatti, youre not the only one who can fashion a full-size car out of toy bricks as a publicity stunt. Chevy has enlisted the help of students from Oxford Community School and Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary to create a one-for-one rendition o...

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Netflix renews ‘The Kominsky Method‘ after Golden Globe wins

Netflix isnt shy about its pursuit of critical glory. The streaming giant has renewed The Kominsky Method for a second season just a couple of weeks after it won two Golden Globe awards for best actor in a musical or comedy (Michael Douglas) and be...

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Ducati confirms plans for an electric motorcycle

Ducati has hinted at a desire to make electric motorcycles before, but its committing in a more substantial way. Company chief Claudio Domenicali told guests at a Spanish event that the future is electric and the company was not far from startin...

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Uber is hiring robotics teams to work on bikes and scooters

Uber is only gradually resuming its self-driving car program, but its already thinking about expanding that technology to its two-wheeled services. The Telegraph has discovered that Uber is hiring for a micromobility robotics team that would brin...

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Facebook introduces political petitions to your News Feed

Facebooks efforts to improve civic engagement are expanding beyond easy access to politicians and voter registration campaigns. As of January 21st, its launching a Community Actions feature in the US that brings political petitions to the News Fee...

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The best USB-C MacBook and laptop chargers

By Nick Guy This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutters independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full USB-C MacBook and laptop chargers guide...

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After Math: Watch out now!

Youd think that the week after CES would bring at least a brief lull in the firehose that is tech news, but youd be wrong. Googles paying 40 million for Fossils smartwatch tech; LGs holding a huge sale for last years most expensive sets ahead...

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Facebook backs an independent AI ethics research center

Facebook is just as interested as its peers in fostering ethical AI. The social network has teamed up with the Technical University of Munich to back the formation of an independent AI ethics research center. The plainly titled Institute for Ethics...

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Apple gets first crack at documentaries from Ron Howard

Apple may have more than a few documentaries on tap for its upcoming streaming video service. Variety has learned that Apple has a first-look deal with Imagine Documentaries, the production company from Ron Howard and Brian Grazer. The move will...

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Hitman convicted thanks to fitness watch location data

An alleged hitman has learned hard lessons about the the value of GPS data on fitness watches. A Liverpool jury has found Mark Fellows guilty of the 2015 murder of mob boss Paul Massey in part thanks to location info from the accuseds Garmin Foreru...

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GoFundMe launches campaign for government workers hit by shutdown

People have frequently used GoFundMe to lend a helping hand to others in need of some help, but the site itself is getting involved in light of the US government shutdown. The company has teamed up with Deepak Chopra to launch a donation campaign fo...

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Showtime offers a peek at Desus and Mero‘s talk show

How will podcasters Desus and Mero handle a late-night talk show on Showtime? You now have a slightly better idea. Showtime has posted a teaser for Desus amp; Mero that has the duo shopping for set decorations ahead of their February 21st premiere...

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Amazon adds remastered ‘Baywatch‘ to Prime Video on January 20th

If youre feeling nostalgic for the 90s, Prime Video may have something you can binge on. Amazon is adding Baywatch -- yes, the classic TV series and not Dwayne Johnsons flick -- to its lineup for US, Canada and Australia. Youll even be able to enj...

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iPhone SE goes back on sale as a 249 clearance item

Do you deeply regret passing on the iPhone SE before Apple cut it out of the lineup? You now have another chance to get it. Apple has quietly resumed selling the iPhone SE as a clearance item in the US, starting at 249 for a 32GB model (down from...

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Stratolaunch axes launch vehicle and rocket engine projects

Stratolaunch is axing several projects in an effort to scale back its operations a few months after founder Paul Allen, whos more recognized for being Microsofts co-founder, passed away. According to GeekWire, the company will continue developing t...

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EU copyright laws face uncertain fate after 11 countries reject proposal

Internet giants like Google might breathe a little easier in Europe... at least, for now. The EU has called off January 21st negotiations for a final vote on the controversial Copyright Directive after 11 countries, including Germany, Italy and the...

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Tesla hikes Supercharger prices worldwide to reflect changing costs

Teslas efforts to improve its bottom line go beyond layoffs and disappearing perks. Electrek has learned that Tesla is raising Supercharger rates around the world, with per kWh rates climbing about 33 percent in numerous markets. While its still...

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Recommended Reading: How we got two Fyre Festival documentaries

Fyre Fight: The inside story of how we got two warring Fyre Festival documentaries in the same week Scott Tobias, The Ringer Weve known for a while now that Hulu and Netflix were both working on documentaries chronicling the ill-fated influencer...

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What we‘re buying: A terrible replacement baby monitor

This weeks IRL tale has nothing to do with new years resolutions. Thankfully. Instead, Senior Editor Dan Cooper tries to replace his decent (but broken) baby monitor, and finds that cheaper models no longer cut it.

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The Morning After: Galaxy S10 leaks and Amazon‘s robot safety vest

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! This week included Nikes real self-tightening basketball shoes, a Model 3 road trip assisted by AutoPilot and Googles big smartwatch purchase. Also, we might have gotten an early look...

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ActionDash brings ‘digital well being‘ tracking to more Android phones

Late last year Google released a Digital Wellbeing app that surfaced insights about exactly how much youre using your phone, and in which apps. Apple installed a similar feature in iOS 12 with Screen Time, but on Android, Googles app only works wit...

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Galaxy S10 leak suggests a lineup with three variants

Prolific phone leaker Evan Blass has already posted an image that appears to show the front of Samsungs Galaxy S10, and now hes tweeted a family photograph showing off three variants wrapped in cases. Left to right, youre apparently looking at the...

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DNC claims Russians launched more phishing attacks after midterms

The New York Times cites court documents filed by the Democratic National Committee that said it believes a Russian group launched a hacking attempt against it after last years midterm elections. The lawsuit alleges a conspiracy between President Tr...

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